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Irene Trask, standard-setting Oklahoma Senior Olympian, dies at 106

BY TIM STANLEY, Tulsa World Modified: April 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm •  Published: April 11, 2014

Almost 95 when she finally gave up square dancing, Irene Trask needed a new outlet for her energy.

But had somebody else not suggested it, shot putting and javelin-hurling most likely would not have been at the top of her list.

“She met a new friend -- a retired school teacher -- at a senior center, and he brought the idea up,” said Trask’s son Jim Sturges.

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